Thursday, March 29, 2012
Georgia O'Keefe Inspired Watercolors
Today the first graders created gorgeous, Georgia O'Keefe inspired flowers using watercolors, watercolor pencils and black glue outlines. I am so happy with the way these turned out. I've done this project with first, third and sixth graders and I think these first graders rivaled some of the sixth graders! It took some pushing and prodding but I finally got them to draw their flowers BIG so they filled the page. The kids usually have a hard time grasping the idea of keeping the paint wet and try to use it like tempera paint. They also tend to blend everything into a not so lovely shade of gray but his group got the concept down in one lesson. I love the black outlines contrasting with the vibrant washes of color.